Richard Toop Tribute

Friday 18 August 2017

Music Workshop

Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Please join us for a celebration of the eminent musicologist Richard Toop (1945-2017). Lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for 35 years, as well as Chair of Musicology, Richard was a leading international scholar of the musical avant-garde. Renowned for his work on the compositional methods and music of Stockhausen, Ferneyhough, Ligeti, Richard Barrett, Liza Lim, Michael Smetanin and others, Richard was also a major influence on modernism in Sydney and more broadly, Australia.

This event will involve performances and reflections from some of Richard’s friends.


  • Audience enter to Xenakis’s Metastasis (1954)
  • Welcome – Dr Rachel Campbell
  • Video: Daryl Buckley and Richard Barrett
  • Scott Davie and Taryn Fiebig (voice and piano) – Brahms songs
  • Panel discussion: Damien Ricketson, Michael Smetanin, Rachel Campbell
  • Laura Chislett (solo flute), Michael Smetanin “Backbone”
  • Panel discussion: Diane Collins and Richard Dunn
  • Tonya Lemoh (piano) Bach / Busoni “Ich ‘ruf zu dir”
  • Audience exits hall to Lassus Timor et Tremor (1564) and Prophetiae Sibyllarum (1550s)

For more information, please email Dr Rachel Campbell

Tickets are complimentary, please register via this link.

ticket pricing
  • Free entry, please register via the link